After months of preparation and witnessing the infection rates decreasing steadily, it is with pain in our hearts that we have to inform you that the Continental Sheepdog herding Championship of 2021 has been cancelled.
In a extremely short time and completely unexpected, the number of infections in the Netherlands has risen suddenly and quickly after the government decided to open up. This fact makes the Netherlands a high risk country to travel to at the moment our participating European handlers. All countries have rightly so expressed their concerns, since travelling to the Netherlands in a couple of weeks is not without consequences.
This fact makes the situation uncertain and impossible. For this reason, we have called an emergency meeting with all competing countries and the European committee. After hearing all the input, we have decided to cancel the CSC 2021. The event can only be an official European Championship if there are enough competing countries and suddenly we do not have this certainty anymore. The CSC 2021 was meant to be a tribute to this wonderful sport, and we can not be sure it will be right now. This decision however, has been made with heavy hearts and has been utterly difficult.
As organization, we have been preparing for the CSC2021 for more than ten months. Aside from some details, the event was set and ready to welcome visitors and handlers for a fantastic week of competing. The sudden increase in infections that has come up the last two weeks has taken everybody by surprise, since vaccinating was going well and quickly. It has not been a light hearted decision, but one that had to be made, for the love of the sport.
In the upcoming period we will inform you on what is next. We will keep you posted and will take some time to sort things out. We cannot thank our main sponsor CSJ, other sponsors, volunteers, the seven West-Frisian municipalities, in particular the municipality of Opmeer and all of our partners enough for their endless support and commitment.
On behalf of the entire CSC2021 team and Erik Groot, thank you for reading.
It is with the greatest pleasure that I, on behalf of the Mayor and the City Council Members of Opmeer, announce that we will do our utmost to support you and your organization in facilitating the Continental Sheepdog Championship 2021 in Opmeer and Hoogwoud area.
In 2017 your organization organized the ISDS World Trials in Hoogwoud and it was a great, well organized, event. Our support to the Continental Sheepdog Championship is therefore more than logic knowing that this event will again contribute to the fame and appreciation of our community and the ‘Westfrisian’ region. We truly welcome this event in 2021 and all of us are ready to take our part in the organization.
G.J.A.M.(GertJan) Nijpels, Mayor of Opmeer
Main Sponsor CSJ
CSJ is still one of the fastest growing dog food brands.
CSJ started back in 1998, inspired by the fact that international sheepdop trialist Ceri Rundle found it impossible to find extruded dogfood that was both of great quality and affordable.
With the help of veterinarians, a herbalist and one of the UK’s top ranking nutritionists, Rundle developed a unique range of natural foods, herbs, supplements and snacks for working dogs.
It is not without good reason that CSJ is today’s first choice for many top dog handlers in various dog sports.
Sponsors & Partners:
Sponsors & Partners
We value the trust given to us by partners and sponsors.
In particular, we would to express our appreciation for the support from the Municipality of Opmeer, CSJ, the land owners, local entrepreneurs and our regular suppliers.
Would you also like to be part of the Continental Sheepdrog Championship and discover together how you might be able to contribute to this unforgettable event in your own way?
Please contact us.
Visiting a public event during the corona pandemic?
Unfortunately, the future is hard to predict. We are striving to organize an event at which an audience of spectators can safely and responsively attend. However, the developments surrounding corona might mean that the public is not allowed on the competition areas during the Continental Sheepdog Championship 2021. At this moment, we are not able to make any statements about this yet. Fortunately, a lot can still change for the better. In the meantime, we would happily keep you informed.
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